summer activities

  1. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Must-have apps for summertime for the WAHM

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    Turn your smartphone into a mobile office so that you can manage your time and still have a fun summer.
  2. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Summer hours for the WAHM

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    When you work in an office environment, sometimes summer brings a fun treat: summer work hours. But don’t worry, work-at-home-moms....
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    6 Summer traditions for families

    Summer is all about spending time with your family. Make it special by starting one (or more!) of these great summer traditions for...
  4. Hobbies

    Plan a summer movie night under the stars

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    Take advantage of the breezy summer evenings by hosting a movie night in your backyard. Reminiscent of the old drive-in theaters,...
  5. Tweens, Teens & College

    How to choose a summer camp for your teen

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    Summer camp isn't just for little kids. Older children and teens can benefit from going to camp, as well. At camp, kids of all ages...
  6. Kids Activity Center

    Wet and wild games to play at home

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    Nothing announces the arrival of summer like a bathing suit and a sprinkler, but when your kids tire of jumping through the water's...
  7. Family Activities

    Start a family summer keepsake collection

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    Year after year, you collect the mementos of summer. Whether they are shells or rocks or magnets from your travels, caring for and...
  8. Activities for Kids

    How to tell if your child is under-scheduled this summer

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    While many moms worry about over-scheduling their kids, both during the school year and during the summer months, is there such a...
  9. Activities for Kids

    Summer camp decompression: Transitioning back home

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    The end of summer camp and the return to home and school can be an emotional and challenging transition for both parent and child....
  10. Family Activities

    Mom's guide to packing the perfect beach bag

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    Bag, sunscreen, book, toys ... What are the must-haves for beach bags this summer? Read on to find out!
  11. Children's School & Education

    Keeping school skills sharp during the summer

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    As the school year winds down, the freedom of lazy summer days beckon. Weeks - perhaps months - on end to laze and play and...
  12. Family Activities

    7 ways to stop summer brain drain

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    No more pencils, no more books? Sure, if you want your kids to spend the first three months of the school year re-learning skills...
  13. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Fun summer classes to beat boredom

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    Once summer gets under way, you may find that you need a little more structure to your days than you thought you did. Dreams of...
  14. Activities for Kids

    Summer camp visiting day primer

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    Visiting Day at summer camp is a day eagerly awaited by both parent and child. The date is foremost in your mind, yet it signifies...
  15. Child Development & Health

    How to tell if your child is over-scheduled this summer

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    Popular culture tells us that summer is all about freedom: No schedules, lazy days and endless sun. It’s a lovely dream! Reality...
  16. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: Take back the summer schedule!

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    How much do you look forward to summer? The slower pace, the free time to just enjoy -- all those things summer is supposed to be...
  17. Activities for Kids

    4 Summer activities to beat the heat

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    Summer has officially arrived! Along with it in many parts of the country, so has the heat. For moms of toddlers and preschoolers,...
  18. Crafts

    4 Summer crafts and activities kids will love

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    Back in March, when camp prices seemed exorbitant, you declared your independence. "I'm staying home with the kids," you said....
  19. Mom & Dad

    Tips and tricks for keeping the summer schedule reasonable

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    It’s not just surfers who long for an endless summer. After a long and productive school year and the consistency of daily routines,...
  20. Family Activities

    9 Experiences your family should have this summer

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    From watching fireworks to jumping in puddles, these easy (and mostly free!) summer activities are sure to make lasting good...